Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 52 75
Rank change year-on-year -20 +23 +17
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 73 125 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.51% 3.67% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.89% 24.32% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 81 30
Manchester median daily rate £425 £490 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.27% +10.42% +47.92%
10th Percentile £215 £325 £213
90th Percentile £563 £713 £521
North West median daily rate £423 £460 £400
% change year-on-year -8.15% +15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Manchester median hourly rate £51.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +255.17% -17.14% +18.26%
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £32.76
% change year-on-year - +29.73% +72.42%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 408 514 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.05% 15.10% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 306 285
Manchester median daily rate £378 £414 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.76% +10.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £195 £239
90th Percentile £575 £606 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 12
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -7.94% +16.67%
10th Percentile £13.60 £13.75 £9.63
90th Percentile £55.75 £34.50 £36.26
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £30.17
% change year-on-year +60.00% -17.14% +58.79%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -3 15 £430 -11.79%
Salford -1 12 £425 -22.37%
Cheadle - 2 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £180 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (31.51%) Windows
3 20 (27.40%) Linux
4 15 (20.55%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (20.55%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (17.81%) DevOps
7 12 (16.44%) Web Services
7 12 (16.44%) Java
8 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
8 11 (15.07%) JIRA
9 10 (13.70%) Apache CXF
9 10 (13.70%) Apache Camel
10 9 (12.33%) Firewall
10 9 (12.33%) Unix
10 9 (12.33%) RESTful
11 8 (10.96%) JSON
11 8 (10.96%) GPG13
11 8 (10.96%) GitLab
11 8 (10.96%) XML
11 8 (10.96%) JUnit
11 8 (10.96%) LAN
11 8 (10.96%) WAN
12 7 (9.59%) VPN
12 7 (9.59%) ITIL
12 7 (9.59%) Software Architecture
12 7 (9.59%) Windows 10
13 6 (8.22%) Cyber Attack
13 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (8.22%) QRadar

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.11%) Apache
3 2 (2.74%) Confluence
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.37%) Office 365
3 1 (1.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) Firewall
2 8 (10.96%) LAN
2 8 (10.96%) WAN
3 7 (9.59%) VPN
4 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.22%) VoIP
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.74%) VLAN
6 1 (1.37%) ADSL
6 1 (1.37%) DHCP
6 1 (1.37%) DNS
6 1 (1.37%) ISDN
6 1 (1.37%) MPLS
6 1 (1.37%) Skype
6 1 (1.37%) SMS
6 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.74%) Redis
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) DTS
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) JIRA
2 8 (10.96%) GitLab
2 8 (10.96%) JUnit
3 3 (4.11%) Artifactory
3 3 (4.11%) ClearCase
3 3 (4.11%) ClearQuest
3 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.74%) Maven
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Developer
2 13 (17.81%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) DBA
7 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL DBA
8 3 (4.11%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (16.44%) Web Services
3 10 (13.70%) Apache Camel
3 10 (13.70%) Apache CXF
4 9 (12.33%) RESTful
5 8 (10.96%) JSON
5 8 (10.96%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) Swing
7 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.37%) CSS
7 1 (1.37%) HTML
7 1 (1.37%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.22%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (5.48%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.74%) CMDB
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) e-Learning
3 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) Wiki
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.51%) Windows
2 20 (27.40%) Linux
3 9 (12.33%) Unix
4 7 (9.59%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.81%) DevOps
4 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL
5 7 (9.59%) Software Architecture
6 6 (8.22%) Case Management
6 6 (8.22%) Patch Management
6 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (6.85%) Analytics
7 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
7 5 (6.85%) Open Source
7 5 (6.85%) Security Operations
8 4 (5.48%) Data Analytics
8 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.48%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.48%) Test Strategy
8 4 (5.48%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) Java
2 3 (4.11%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) Lua
4 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.37%) VB
4 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) CISSP
2 5 (6.85%) SANS
2 5 (6.85%) SSCP
3 2 (2.74%) CCNA
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) GPG13
2 2 (2.74%) COBIT
3 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.37%) GDPR
3 1 (1.37%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Kibana
1 6 (8.22%) QRadar
2 5 (6.85%) logstash
3 4 (5.48%) Nessus
3 4 (5.48%) Nexpose
3 4 (5.48%) Nmap
4 2 (2.74%) SCCM
4 2 (2.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) Apple
1 6 (8.22%) Splunk
2 5 (6.85%) Cisco
2 5 (6.85%) SAP
3 4 (5.48%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.48%) Intel
3 4 (5.48%) McAfee
3 4 (5.48%) Qualys
4 3 (4.11%) AlienVault
4 3 (4.11%) Citrix
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.11%) Snow
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Juniper
5 2 (2.74%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.74%) Sophos